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Microsoft says new Dexphot malware infected more than 80,000 computers

Image: Microsoft Microsoft security engineers detailed today a new malware strain that has been infecting Windows computers since October 2018 to hijack their resources to mine cryptocurrency and generate revenue for the attackers. Named Dexphot, this malware reached its peak in mid-June this year, when its botnet reached almost 80,000 infected computers. Since then, the number of daily infections has… Read more →

Storage integration in iPadOS

What a brand new data center looks like – from the inside Kao Data has just started operating a 40,000 square feet data center at the heart of the UK’s “innovation corridor”, between London, Cambridge and Stansted. This is what 8.8MW of data … Source Article from integration in iPadOS blogs for ZDNetLatest blogs for ZDNet×144.png

Kaspersky online protection API left open to abuse by websites

Twitter clamps down on developer access to APIs The company has rolled out more updates to its developer platform as it works to clamp down on usage of the Twitter API. Read more: Vulnerabilities in Kaspersky software have left an internal API open to abuse by webmasters and attempts to patch have, so far, failed.  On Monday, software developer… Read more →

Accenture launches software to simulate cloud architecture, services at scale

Must read Top cloud providers 2019: AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud The cloud computing race in 2019 will have a definite multi-cloud spin. Read More Accenture has launched a platform that will enable enterprises to simulate various cloud services and architectures to optimize for costs, existing infrastructure and desired business goals before making a vendor decision. The software, called myNav,… Read more →

Catching up with Amazon Neptune

With re:Invent on tap next week, the Internet will be bursting with AWS announcements. With a raft of announcements last month, Neptune, Amazon’s graph database, won’t hog the spotlight next week. But it’s hardly because the platform has stood still. With Neptune in production for nearly a year and a half, we were interested to see what kind of take-up… Read more →

Two third-party SDKs allowed secret harvesting of Twitter and Facebook user data

Image: efekurnaz Facebook and Twitter are investigating a report from security researchers about two third-party software development kits (SDKs) that allowed app makers to access and collect user data without authorization. An SDK is a software library that app developers embed in their code to automate certain operations, and spare themselves from writing that specific code by hand and losing… Read more →

Global 5G population to hit 2.6B in 2025: Ericsson

By 2025, the number of 5G subscribers worldwide is expected to hit 2.6 billion, fuelled by a fast-developing ecosystem and strong growth momentum. Average mobile data consumption also is projected to climb from 7.2GB to 24GB per smartphone by 2025, which will allow for a 30-minute HD video to be streamed a day including a six-minute of virtual reality clip…. Read more →

Exploit kits are slowly migrating toward fileless attacks

Emotet is this year’s big malicious threat to your users The banking trojan turned botnet accounts for almost two-thirds of all malware payloads delivered by email – with malicious URLs favoured far more than weaponised attachments. The malware landscape is in a constant flux, with new trends and techniques appearing and/or going out of fashion on a monthly basis. Keeping… Read more →

Singapore targets opposition politician in first online falsehoods directive

A Singapore opposition politician has been ordered to issue a correction regarding Facebook post he published alleging, amongst others, that the government is involved in decisions made by two state-owned investment firms. It marks the first use of the country’s Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act (POFMA) since it came into effect last month.  The POFMA Office, which administers… Read more →

A hacking group is hijacking Docker systems with exposed API endpoints

Image: Docker, ZDNet A hacking group is currently mass-scanning the internet looking for Docker platforms that have API endpoints exposed online. The purpose of these scans is to allow the hacker group to send commands to the Docker instance and deploy a cryptocurrency miner on a company’s Docker instances, to generate funds for the group’s own profits. A professional operation… Read more →

AWS adds 22 new languages to Amazon Translate

Amazon Translate, Amazon Web Service’s real-time translation service, is getting an update with support for 22 new languages. The announcement comes a week ahead of the AWS re:Invent conference, where AWS will promote Translate and a slew of other AI-powered tools for its cloud customers. AWS on Monday also announced new services related to image recognition, voice-based UIs and IOT. … Read more →